Being Number One

More B.S.

"Hello, Paramount Pictures? My name is Alex Nahigian, and I've got a story for you that you won't believe..."

* * *

Spring training 1980. Absent: living legends Larry Brown and Mike Stenhouse (lost to the pros), last year's star pitcher Tim Clifford and assorted other luminaries. Present: a freshman shortstop, three freshman pitchers, a freshman right fielder, a designated hitter, a spotty pitching staff, new uniforms. Outlook: "There's really no way I can tell because we haven't been outside, but we'll go as far as the pitching will take us."--Nahigian.

* * *

Conversation in sunny Florida between sore-armed hurler Rob Alevizos and important major-league trainer:

TRAINER: In my experience, after it's hurt twice the arm comes back stronger than ever.

ALEVIZOS: Yeah?

* * *

"Freshman Hurlers Whitewash Columbia...Larson, Doyle Blank Lions By 11-0, 7-0" (March 31, 1980)

"Crimson Pounds Dartmouth, 8-4, 10-4" (April 14, 1980)

"Crimson Edges Tigers" (April 19, 1980)

"The only thing better than being 6-1 is being 7-0."--Chuck Marshall

* * *

A blend of youth and experience sparked the Crimson to a league-leading 7-1 record. Seniors Charlie Santos-Buch, Bobby Kelley, Mark Bingham, Rick Pearce and Ron Stewart were joined by sensational young shortstop Brad Bauer, remarkable hurlers Billy Doyle and Bill Larson and designated hitter Eddie Farrell (all freshmen) as Harvard sprinted out in front of the pack. Next: On the Road.

* * *

Recommended Articles

CLUB 47
To the editors of the Crimson: The old Club 47 on Palmer Street was really the new Club 47 on
Freshman Baseball Team Carries Undefeated Record to Yale Today
Harvard's freshman baseball team will try to keep its undefeated (12-0) record intact today as it takes on Yale in
Batsmen Tip Sox Farm Club, Post 2-7 Record in Florida
The Harvard baseball team won just two of nine games during its vacation journey to Florida, but the second of
Zorro To Lead Twins To A.L. Flag
The American League is all messed up. For more than a year now, stories of suts, counter-suts, litigations, and proxy
Crimson Nine Destroys N.U.
Following Harvard's 16-9 loss to Tuffs Friday afternoon, baseball coach Alex Nahigian explained a fundamental part of baseball theory: "The
Majoring In The Minors
April snow showers, coating nearly every ballfield in New England, three times delayed the 115th Harvard baseball opener. When the